Jigsaw puzzling in your #fujicomfortzone

Photographs are the perfect way to preserve those memories that you never want to forget. With a personalised photo puzzle you can relive memories piece by piece and keep them forever.

We can definitely understand the new puzzle hype: Staying at home with a cup of coffee, enjoying time with your family and putting some music on – while doing a jigsaw puzzle. They don’t require you to read instructions or get your head around new terminology. It’s the perfect way to relax at the end of a long day or for a fun family activity on a rainy day.
Even better, then, is being able to puzzle a personal image that will recall fond memories: It’s unique, offers an opportunity to reminisce, and might even allow you to discover details you didn’t notice before.

Given as a gift, a personalised puzzle is a great way to transport emotion and highlight a personal bond – think of it as a framed picture with a fun, interactive element!

MyFujifilm (German Shop) offers photo puzzles in different sizes and in proven Ravensburger quality.

Tip: Photo jigsaw puzzles with a lot of details are easier to assemble than motifs with large, open areas (e.g. the sea).

So stay at home in your #Fujicomfortzone and have fun while jigsawing your personalised puzzle.

Design Your Own Home Workout With the instax mini 11

Many thanks to instax UK and Mollie Rose for the inspiration and the shots! Check out their instax Blog to get even more inspirational instax DIY ideas.

We hope you’re still feeling healthy, motivated and happy in your #fujicomfortzone.
We know, it’s not that easy staying active and having a sport routine without the workout classes at the gym. So why not beeing your own instructor or personal trainer at home?

Here’s a creative solution by Mollie Rose! She decided to photograph 5 cardio and 10 strength & core exercises on her instax mini 11.
Whenever you feel like doing a workout you can blindly pick however many you feel like on the day to create your own routines.

Here are some examples of the routines that hopefully give you some inspiration to create your own exercises.

Workout 1

Squat: 3 sets of 20

Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips, drive your hips back bending your knees and pressing them slightly open. Sit into a squat position while keeping your heels and toes on the ground, chest up and shoulders back.

Mountain Climbers: 3 sets of 20 seconds

Get into a plank position, bring one knee up towards your stomach in one smooth motion, and then repeat the action with your other knee, and continue alternating.

Russian Twist: 3 sets of 30 seconds

Sit on the floor and bring your legs out straight, lean back so your torso and legs form a low V shape. Balance and twist your torso from side to side and feel the burn!!

Workout 2

Burpees: 3 sets of 20 seconds

Stand tall with your feet shoulder-distance apart, bend your knees and squat down whilst bringing your hands to the ground. Jump your feet back into a plank position, complete a pushup and then jump your feet back to meet your hands, and immediately jump up tall off the ground. Land softly into a squat position and repeat.

Jumping Jack: 3 sets of 30 seconds

Stand tall with your legs together and arms by your side. Bend your knees and jump into the air, whilst jumping spread your legs to about shoulder-width apart and lift your arms above your head. Jump back to your starting position and repeat.

Lunges: 3 sets of 20 on each leg

Keep your upper body straight whilst stepping forward with one leg, lower your hips, and bend your knees to about a 90-degree angle. Ensure your front knee is directly above your ankle. Then step back into your starting position and repeat on each leg.

Plank: 3 sets of 30 seconds

Get into a pushup position and put your forearms on the ground propping you up. Squeeze your glutes and tighten your abdominals whilst keeping your neck and spine neutral. Create a strong line from your head to toe and hold.

Workout 3

High Knees: 3 sets of 30 seconds

Stand up straight and place your feet hip-width apart. Quickly drive your right knee to meet your right hand, bring that same leg back down to the ground, and immediately bring your left knee to meet your left hand. Repeat and as you alternate your knees ensure you’re creating a hopping motion and you’re consistently on the balls of your feet.

Donkey Kicks: 3 sets of 15 on each leg

Position yourself on all fours with your hands directly underneath your shoulders. Make sure your back is flat and tuck your chin slightly. Keeping the 90-degree bend in your right knee,  slowly lift your left up and back towards the ceiling. The maximum height you should go should feel comfortable and ensures your back doesn’t arch and your hips do not rotate.

Leg Raises: 3 sets of 10

Lie on your back with your legs straight together, slowly begin to lift your legs up to the ceiling whilst keeping them as straight as possible. Engage your core to ensure you don’t hurt your back. Maintaining that core strength, slowly lift your legs back down until they are just above the floor. Hold for a moment and then repeat.

Workout 4

Single-Leg Bridge: 3 sets of 10 on each leg

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Keep your arms at your side with your palms down. Raise one leg until it is stretched out straight off the ground. Then lift your hips until your body forms a straight line. Hold for a moment, then slowly lower down and repeat.

Lizard Jumps: 3 sets of 20 seconds

Step your right foot to the outside of your right hand. Hold for a moment. Switch your legs with a small jump or hop. Hold and repeat.

Side Lunge: 3 sets of 20 on each leg

Start with your feet together and toes facing front. Then step your left leg as far wide as possible, engage your left heel as you drop your hips back and down while keeping the right leg straight. Ensure you keep the soles of your feet on the ground and toes pointed forward.

Side Plank: 3 sets of 20 seconds on each side

Begin on your side with your feet together and one forearm below your shoulder propping you up. Raise your hips until your body is in a straight line and engage your core. Raise your free arm straight up above you and hold. Repeat on the other side.

Locust Pose: 3 sets of 10 seconds

Lie on your stomach with your arms by your side. Inhale and raise your head to look forward, engage your thighs to lift your legs and raise your chest off the mat. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat.

Soba-Noodles with Ginger-Miso-Sauce #fujicomfortzone

Eating healthy while working at home in the #fujicomfortzone is very important. Therefore, we would like to share this recipe with you.

What you need: 

  • 270g Soba-Noodles
  • 2 carrots (julienned)
  • 200g kale
  • 200 g Edamame
  • 3 spring onions

     For the Ginger-Miso-Sauce

  • 2.5cm ginger (minced)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Miso
  • 1 pcs garlic (minced)
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  1. Prepare noodles according to instructions on the label
  2. Add edamame to boiling water and let simmer for 5 minutes
  3. For the ginger-miso-sauce, thoroughly mix all ingredients
  4. Add noodles,kale, carrots, edamame, spring onions, and sauce to a hot pan, mix and fry until kale starts to wilt

Enjoy your meal!

Feel invited to #neverstop eating healthy and fresh in your #fujicomfortzone. Read more.

Social Creativity During Easter 2020

Easter is coming up, and it does not matter whether you usually celebrate with an egg hunt, attending church, eating well or enjoying a bright Easter fire outside. We all know that this year’s celebrations will be drastically different to what we normally would have planned for the coming days.

A lot of us would like to take the chance and meet family and friends, visit somebody they love, have a good meal at friends’ cosy places or simply go out for lunch together. A lot of those “usual” rituals have had to be cancelled as we are asked to stay at home and self-quarantine. We are positive that you will find a way of celebrating with your loved ones regardless of the circumstances. Maybe it doesn’t really matter how, maybe what matters will simply be finding creative ways of connecting, like: Creating a video conference with your family, preparing your own Easter breakfast or meeting your best friend via video call – hiding the Easter eggs inside the house to surprise your partner or kids might also be nice these days.

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We wish you relaxed and happy Easter Holidays, lots of inspiration for staying in contact with family and friends and, most importantly, health and happiness.


Tips and tricks to survive the home office

For some, working from home has not been that much of a change in pace, but for a lot of us it requires previously unknown levels of self-motivation and self-organisation. We at Fujifilm have been working in our #fujicomfortzone for a few weeks now and would like to start the week by lending a helping hand in surviving the home office. To that end, we have collected these 10 handy tips and tricks from our Fujifilm colleagues. We hope they will also be of help to you:


  1. Structure your day like you would if you were in the office. For example: 1.: get up and out of bed, 2.: enjoy your morning beverage and freshen up, 3.: get dressed as you would for the offfice – no pyjamas while working, 4.: start work, 5.: relax. Sounds easy? Can be a tough one!


  1. The human psyche has funny ways of tricking us, so find a space in your house that you can associate with getting work done. After finishing the work of the day, change to the areas that you associate with leisure time. This helps to structure your day and keep work and free time separated.


  1. Planning ahead makes your life a lot easier and helps to understand what you can manage and what would be an overextension. While working on your „Master Plan“ for the day, keep asking yourself: What are the most important things that me and my team need to get started, work on, or finish? Why are they important? How can my different tasks be prioritised? What do I have to do first, second …?


  1. Make sure to give yourself plenty of breaks. This will help you to maintain high levels of concentration and focus.


  1. Try standing up or walking around every 30 to 40 minutes to stay more alert throughout the day. If you have the possibility, try to work standing up.


  1. Having an overview of what everybody is working on during the week is essential to organise work efficiently, avoid unnecessary stress, and prevent tasks from falling through the cracks. Therefore, you, as a member of a team, should be very transparent with that team about what you are working on. As a team, find or improve ways of communicating information on your plans and projects, bottlenecks and milestones.


  1. Keep in touch. Stay connected with colleagues by mail, phone or video call, especially if you need support to finish a task.


  1. Be aware of your biorhythm and know when you are most productive during the day. If possible, organise your work around those times – after having coordinated with your team.


  1. Mom is constantly messaging to ask if you are fine and if the washing is done? This will keep you from staying focused and getting things done on time. So, if you are easily distracted by social media, calls or messages, consider turning off your application notifications. Sometimes, simply keeping your private phone in another room helps a lot as well.


  1. Always an important part of the day: Checking to see what’s on the canteen’s menu. Well, at home YOU are the canteen. While working from home you might have to spend more time on what and when you will eat, but you also have more control. Eating right will not only keep you healthy but improve concentration and keep you focused on your daily tasks. If you need inspiration, check out our latest recipe for French Toast.


We hope you feel healthy, motivated and happy working from home in your #fujicomfortzone. Let us know if we have forgotten (and we surely have) an important tip that you would like to add to our list.

Feel invited to #neverstop eating healthy and fresh in your #fujicomfortzone

The Fujifilm family has reached week 3 of, where possible, working in the #homeoffice in the #fujicomfortzone.

Our colleagues sharing their #fujicomfortzone moments.

The corona pandemic has massively impacted people’s lifestyle, health and the global  economy. But it also seems to help focus on the parts of our lives that are most valuable to all of us. Across Europe, our Fujifilm workforce has jointly communicated online under the hashtag #fujicomfortzone. Our colleagues posted and expressed positive thoughts, motivation and hope for one another.

These communal posts lead to the positive fact that all over the Fujifilm family, colleagues let us know what is most valuable and precious to them. We have met partners and children, found out about furry animal house mates that explore workspaces and got a glimpse into the way colleagues live, a glance into the save place we call home – that has become a #fujicomfortzone over the recent weeks. 

Our colleagues also let us know what they consider most important when working for Fujifilm Europe while not being able to enter their office as usual. Being in contact with colleagues, via telephone or video calls – not only to get the important and valuable information that we all need to do a good job, but also to be in contact, to share excitement, fear, news and … tips and tricks that help to stay sane during quarantine. 

Over these days and weeks, we might all have learned a lot about staying mentally sane while being pretty much locked into our homes during spring. We learned about keeping the daily routine – getting up and getting dressed, having a coffee, reading the newspapers and then starting the “day at work”, we have learned about indoor sports and self motivation – just to mention a few handy tips that our friends, family and the media were able to provide us.

Fujifilm Europe’s workforce is very diverse and multicultural, colleagues bring together different languages, sports, music and art and most of all – in times of grocery shops missing toilet paper, bread, pasta and tomato juice – they bring in different cuisines. 

Well, it obviously makes a lot of sense to care about good and healthy food. Fujifilm Europe is making every effort to provide the best possible service for customers and partners during these times of crisis. Considering that “no engine runs without fuel” we should not forget to take care of ourselves to stay healthy, strong and active to work in our #fujicomfortzone. Therefore, we have prepared a beautiful but simple dish sent in by one of our colleagues that helps you – in times of chronic bread shortages, to use all of it, even the rest, the hard and old bits – as well as possible and at the same time welcome yummy beautiful fruit, colour and spring. 

So, everybody – Fujifilm family or not: Feel invited to #neverstop eating healthy and fresh in your #fujicomfortzone!

Fujifilm Europe

P.S. We are curious about your favourite spring recipes in 2020. Upload them on the usual social platforms using #fujicomfortzone.